Matteo’s publications


Vergani, M. (2018) How Is Terrorism Changing Us? Threat Perception and Political Attitudes in the Age of Terror. London: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN: 978-981-10-8065-4.


Peer-reviewed journal articles

  1. Vergani, M., O’Brien, K., Lentini, P., Barton, G. (2018) Does the awareness of mortality shape peoples openness to violence and conflict? An examination of Terror Management Theory, «Political Psychology» (IF: 2.76)
  2. Vergani, M., Bliuc A.M. (2018) The language of new terrorism. Differences in psychological dimensions of communication in Dabiq and Inspire, «Journal of Language and Social Psychology» (IF: 1.272)
  3. O’Brien, K., Forrest, W., Greenlees, I., Rhind, D., Jowett, S., Pinsky, I., Espelt, A., Bosque-Prous, M., Sonderlund, A, Vergani, M., Iqbal, M (2017) Alcohol consumption, masculinity, and alcohol-related violence and anti-social behaviour in sportspeople, «Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport» (IF: 3.857)
  4. Vergani, M., Barton, G., Iqbal, M. (2017), Beyond social relationships: investigating positive and negative attitudes towards violent protest within the same social movement, «Journal of Sociology» 53 (2), pp 445-460 (IF: 0.841)
  5. Vergani, M., Johns, A., Lobo, M. and Mansouri, F. (2017), Examining Islamic religiosity and civic engagement in Melbourne, «Journal of Sociology», 53 (1), 63-78 (IF: 0.841)
  6. Iqbal, M., O’Brien, K. S., Bliuc, A.M., and Vergani, M. (2016), Death Reminders Increase Agreement With Extremist Views but Not Violent Extremist Action in Indonesian Muslims, «Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology» (IF: 0.657)
  7. Vergani, M. and Tacchi E.M. (2016), When Catholics turn right: the effects of the Islamic terrorism threat on the fragmented Catholic Italian voters, «Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies», 42 (11), 1885-1903 (IF: 1.362)
  8. Vergani, M. and Collins, S. (2015) Radical criminals in the grey area: A comparative study of Mexican religious drug cartels and Australian outlaw motorcycle gangs, «Studies in Conflict & Terrorism», 38 (6), pp 414-432 (IF: 1.071)
  9. Vergani M. and Zuev D. (2015) Neojihadist Visual Politics: Comparing YouTube Videos of North Caucasus and Uyghur Militants, «Asian Studies Review» 39(1), pp.1-22 (IF: 0.692)
  10. Vergani, M. and Bliuc, A.M. (2015) The evolution of the ISIS’language: a quantitative analysis of the language of the first year of Dabiq magazine, in «Sicurezza, Terrorisimo e Società» 1 (2), pp 7-21
  11. Vergani, M. (2014) Neojihadist prosumers and Al Qaeda single narrative: the case study of Giuliano Delnevo, «Studies in Conflict & Terrorism». 37 (7), pp. 604–617 (IF: 1.071)
  12. Vergani, M. (2014) Rethinking grassroots campaigns in the digital media: the grassroots orchestra in Italy, «Australian Journal of Political Science». 49 (2) pp. 237-251 (IF: 0.688)
  13. Vergani, M. (2014), Local political subcultures and party activism in Italy: the case study of the Democratic Party, in «Party Politics», 20 (3) pp. 381-390 (IF: 1.846)
  14. Vergani, M. (2014) Neojihadism and Muslim-Christian Relations in the Mindanao Resistance Movement: A Study of Facebook Digital Narratives, «Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations» 25(3), pp. 357-372
  15. Vergani, M. and Zuev, D. (2011), Analysis of Youtube videos used by activists in the Uyghur Nationalist Movement: combining quantitative and qualitative methods, in «Journal of Contemporary China», 20(69), pp. 205-229 (IF: 0.953)
  16. Vergani, M. (2011), Are party activists potential opinion leaders?, in «Javnost – The Public», 18 (3), pp. 71-82 (IF: 0.413)


Peer-reviewed journal articles in foreign language

  1. Carlo, S. and Vergani, M. (2016), Benefici e rischi percepiti negli usi delle ICT tra gli anziani italiani, in «Studi di Sociologia», 2, 169-186
  2. Vergani, M. (2015) La paura della morte rende estremisti?, in «Sicurezza, Terrorisimo e Società» 1 (1), pp 43-53
  3. Vergani, M. (2015), El concepto de sustentabilidad política en los grandes eventos, in «Revista Wamon», 1 (1), pp 79-93
  4. Vergani, M. (2011), Internet e partecipazione politica. Uno studio comparato tra V-Day e No B-Day, in «ComPol», 2/2011, pp. 197-222
  5. Mascheroni, G. and Vergani, M. (2010), Precari per sempre? Nuove forme di comunicazione per nuove lotte, in «Historia Magistra», 3/2010, pp. 52-64.
  6. Vergani, M. (2009), YouTube e civic commercial engagement. Il caso Obama Girl e Barely Political, in «Sociologia della Comunicazione», 40 (2009), pp. 131-144
  7. Vergani, M. (2009), L’impatto della tecnologia digitale sulla sociologia visuale: opportunità e sfide, in «Studi di Sociologia», 4/2009, pp. 491-509.


Book chapters

  1. Carlo, S. and Vergani, M. (2016), Risk and Benefit Perceptions: Resistance, Adoption and Uses of ICT Among the Italian Elderly, in Human Aspects of IT for the Aged population, Zhou, J. And Salvendy, G. (eds), Springer, pp. 155-166
  2. Lombardi , M. and Vergani, M. (2016), Il progetto Women to Be, in Lombardi, M. (eds), Vita e Pensiero, Milano, p. 99-111
  3. Lombardi, M. and Vergani, M. (2014), La Cooperazione Civile-Militare: dall’Afghanistan a una proposta di modello di intervento, in Belloni, Roberto, Cereghini, Marco, Strazzari, Francesco (eds), Costruire la pace tra Stato e territori. Conflitti, Stato e istituzioni locali: i dilemmi del peacebuilding, Erickson, Trento.
  4. Vergani, M. and Zuev, D. (2013), Production of Solidarities in YouTube: A Visual Study of Uyghur Nationalism, in Zuev, D., Nathanson, R. (eds), The Sociology of the Visual Sphere, Routledge, London.
  5. Vergani, M. (2011), Folksonomy nel Web, tra utopia e realtà, in Tosoni, S. (eds) «Nuovi media e ricerca empirica. I precorsi metodologici degli Internet Studies», Vita e Pensiero, Milano, pp.115-13
  6. Colombo, F. and Vergani, M. (2010), Media, participation and the state of democracy, in Carpentier, N. (eds), Media and Communication Studies. Interventions and intersections. The intellectual work of the 2010 Ecrea European Media and Communication Doctoral Summer School, Tartu University Press, pp. 123-139
  7. Vergani, M. (2010), Folksonomy nel Web 2.0: questioni metodologiche e implicazioni sociali, in Monaci, S. e Scifo, B. (eds), «Sociologia 2.0. Pratiche sociali e metodologie di ricerca sui media partecipativi», Scriptaweb, Napoli, pp. 93-108.
  8. Milesi, D. and Vergani, M. (2010), Contributi della sociologia visuale allo studio dei consumi digitali, in Pasquali, F. Scifo, B. Vittadini N. (eds) «Crossmedia cultures. Giovani e pratiche di consumo digitali», Vita e Pensiero, Milano, pp. 229-240
  9. Vergani, M. (2007), Terrorismo Immaginario, in Lombardi, M. (eds), «Le nuove sfide del terrorismo metropolitano», Franco Angeli, Milano, pp. 53-68


Other research outputs

  1. Cameroon, K., Dellal, H., Yoon, A., Vergani, M., Grossman, M., Ramchand, R. (2018) Measuring Impacts of Countering Violent Extremism Programs. Implications for Australia. RAND Australia, Australia Multicultural Foundation, Deakin University.
  2. Iner, D., Zayied, I., Vergani, M. (2017) Islamophobia Register Data 2014-2015 in Iner, D. (ed) Islamophobia in Australia, Centre for Islamic Studies and Civilisation, Charles Sturt University, Islamic Science and Research Academy, University of Western Australia, Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation, Public and Contextual theology research centre, Just Media advocacy, ISBN: 978-6-480651-0-4
  3. Mansouri, F., Lobo, M., Turner, B.s., Johns, A., Kirpitchenko, L., Andre, V., Vergani, M. (2017) Islamic Religiosity in the West: Belonging and Political Engagement in Multicultural Cities, Deakin University Publishing,
  4. Vergani, M., Goodhardt, D. (2017) Google CVE Effectiveness Audience Research – Final report, Deakin University (unpublished).
  5. Vergani, M. (2017) Islamophobia Alive and Well in Australia, Fairfax Media Video
  6. Vergani, M. (2017) Nella Rete dell’ISIS, La Repubblica – Robinson
  7. Vergani, M. (2017) The alarming truth about Countering Violent Extremism programs: We don’t know what works, The Interpreter – The Lowy Institute